Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah commented on Thursday on the Saudi announcement saying, "yes, we're part of it."
The Ministry of Foreign Office of the Government of Pakistan issued an announcement on Wednesday regarding the creation of the new anti-terror coalition.
"As is well known, Pakistan has consistently supported all regional and international efforts to combat militancy, extremism and terrorism and, to this end, has extended its full support and cooperation to international community," the statement said, adding that, "It is in this context that Pakistan welcomes the formation of the 34-Nation alliance to counter terrorism and is awaiting further details to decide the extent of its participation in different activities of the alliance."
Khalilullah denied earlier allegations that Pakistan was unaware of Saudi plans to include the country in its anti-terror alliance.
He stressed that what Pakistan's Foreign Secretary, Aizaz Chaudhry, said about the Saudi-led coalition was that Pakistan had been "ascertaining details."
The spokesman followed up with ideas that Islamabad has been exchanging with the Arab kingdom to prevent terrorist attacks by Daesh and other militant groups.
Iran, Iraq and Syria are not invited to join the new coalition, along with other Shiite-led states. Saudi Arabia has reportedly chosen to form a coalition of only Sunni-led states.
The coalition's aims, according to the state media, will be "to protect the Islamic nation from the evils of all terrorist groups and organizations," on "the basis of the right of peoples to self-defense."